Perched within the Labrador Nature Reserve is Villa Samadhi, a boutique hotel that was once a colonial garrison for British Army officials. The 20-room hotel – the first Samadhi Retreats property in Singapore – still oozes old-school Malayan charm, perfect for a quick reprieve from the bustle and lights of the city.
Choose from four room options, starting with the 27-sq-m Crib, which opens to a shuttered corridor running the length of the building – plus a private seating area on the terrace, and a plush, king-sized bed to sink into. Then there’s the self-contained haven that is Sarang, fitted with a private whirlpool. Or go all-out with the Luxe Sarang: this 56-sq-m suite sits in an
adjacent building for extra privacy, and comes complete with a living room and study, outdoor plunge pool, private garden, and in-villa dining.
Three for the price of two
From now ’til June 30 2017, score a free night’s stay if you make a two-night booking. The deal applies to all the rooms and suites in Villa Samadhi, so there’s little excuse not to indulge yourself in a proper retreat.
Or check in for this discounted treat
If you’re looking to stay for just a night, you’ll still enjoy a 30% discount off your booking until September 30 2017. But whether it’s this experience or the former that you’re eyeing, all guests are treated one and the same – so enjoy your welcome afternoon tea set before exploring the nature- and history-rich precinct. Come morning, wake up to your complimentary daily breakfast for two, then head to Tamarind Hill for cocktails on the house. Round off your night with the boutique hotel’s signature turndown service, complete with port, Asian snacks and chocolate.
Soak in the sights and sounds
The area abounds with relics and secret tunnels from its days under the British military. And if you venture further out, a 15 minutes’ drive takes you to such attractions as the National Museum of Singapore, Mount Faber Park, Sentosa Island, Gardens by the Bay and the Merlion Park, depending on which area you’re up for exploring.
Book your rustic retreat at villasamadhi.com.sg. Rooms from $240/night.